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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

Feb 15, 2013

Law Enforcement

Christopher Dorner confirmed dead, says San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Charred human remains found inside a burned cabin on Tuesday in Barton Flats have been positively identified as 33-year-old Christopher Dorner. A dental examination led to the confirmation, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials announced this afternoon following an autopsy conducted on the former Los Angeles Police Department officer. Dorner was suspected of killing two people in Irvine on Feb. 3, a Riverside police officer on Feb. 7 and sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay in Barton Flats on Tuesday.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Beck expresses relief after Dorner's charred remains identified
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed relief Thursday after officials positively identified the charred remains found in a mountain cabin Tuesday as being the body of Christopher Dorner. Beck said he was "relieved but sad because of the tragic loss of life, traumatic injuries and mental anguish he caused." The LAPD had placed numerous officials under personal protection after Dorner allegedly threatened to kill them and her families.
Los Angeles Times

Christopher Dorner's reign of terror is over
Tyler Izen, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued the following statement: "We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Monica Quan, USC Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence, Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain, and the most recent casualty, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, innocents all brutally murdered by Dorner."
LAPPL News Release

Dorner case: Who, if anyone, will get $1-million reward is unclear
Officials have not made a decision on whom, if anyone, will get a piece of more than $1 million in reward money offered for the capture and conviction of suspected killer Christopher Dorner. Dorner, 33, is believed to have died in a Big Bear cabin fire after a standoff with police Tuesday afternoon. He was tracked there after reportedly tying up two people in one cabin and carjacking a man minutes later. All three people reported seeing Dorner to police.
Los Angeles Times

Dorner case: Mother says family does not condone her son's actions
Nancy Dorner, the mother of suspected killer Christopher Dorner, says the family does not condone the violent acts her son is accused of committing. "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to any one that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher's actions," she said in a brief statement Wednesday, according to KTLA-TV.
Los Angeles Times

Riverside officer wounded in Dorner manhunt is identified
A Riverside officer who authorities say was wounded in an attack by Christopher Jordan Dorner was identified Thursday as Andrew Tachias. Tachias was shot Feb. 7 while he was on patrol with Officer Michael Crain, 34, who was fatally wounded when the gunfire erupted while they were waiting at a red light. Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz called the attack a "cowardly ambush." Tachias was born in West Covina and previously was an officer with the Inglewood Police Department, authorities said. He transferred to the Riverside Police Department in December. Tachias was in stable condition Thursday at a hospital, the department said.
Los Angeles Times

Gun Control

Los Angeles residents buying 200 guns a day
Los Angeles residents apply to buy 200 guns a day, an alarming number making it difficult to get weapons off the street, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said in a preliminary report on gun purchases in Los Angeles. "With Angelenos buying an average of nearly 200 firearms every day, thousands every month and tens of thousands every year, I will do everything in my power to keep guns out of the hands of people interested only in destroying the lives of children, families and police officers," Trutanich, who is in a close re-election race, said in a written statement.
Los Angeles Daily News


Police dispatchers quitting over pension cuts
The San Jose Police Department dispatch center is accepting resignations faster than the department can train and hire replacements. The department is authorized for 140 dispatchers and call takers, but only has 93 on the payroll right now. While there are ten people in the academy, they won't be enough to fill the vacancies when they're ready to take calls a year from now. "They're leaving because of the pension reform, loss of pay," said Kellie Carroll, a 24-year veteran of the department. "We took a 12-percent cut in pay."


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